As a child, I can remember that decorating the Christmas tree was always being a big occasion. My mum would pull out all the decorations from where she’d been hiding them all year. Before we each got the chance to place the mixture of old and new decorations on the tree. From the glass baubles that had been handed down to her from her own childhood. To the handmade snowman made from an old tin can and white webbing, that she and her grandmother made when she was little. The snowman has adorned the top of my mums Christmas tree each year, with us each taking a turn at getting to place it on the top.